When I was in 8th grade I was playing guitar with my best friend, Jonathan, at the time and his brother in their garage every weekend. We had a blast playing no original songs, just one’s we liked. A friend that we knew, Paul Morrison, who was well in his 30’s at the time had a band and he asked if Jonathan and I would like to participate. I can thank Paul Morrison for inspiring me to be where I am today.
Paul’s band didn’t need two more guitar players. Especially two 8th grade guitar players that just barley knew the chords to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” He had 2 guitar players already but Jonathan and I were still excited to share an amp and play in the band.
Growing up my goal was to be in a band and play music and after Paul took Jonathan and I in we began our own band. We never took off but we played together for years until I moved to Tennessee. Here I continued my passion and had some great experiences.
Ok. So I am not in a band now. As a matter of fact, I’m not even playing music but now work in video and motion graphics but I believe that this all comes from the same source and is all about creativity. It may be a stretch but i still thank Paul Morrison for giving me an opportunity when I so wasn’t ready for it and planting that seed that inspired me to pursue a passion.
Everyone lives by inspiration. Who has been instrumental in your life?